17 days in Albania Itinerary

17 days in Albania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Albania attractions planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Tirana
— 4 nights
Drive
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Fier
— 1 night
Drive
3
Vlore
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Elbasan
— 1 night
Drive
5
Shkoder
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Durres
— 4 nights
Drive to Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa, Fly to Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport

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Tirana

— 4 nights
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Petrela Castle. Go for a jaunt from Tirana to Pellumbas to see The Cave of Pellumbas about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square, admire the striking features of Enver Hoxha Pyramid, and learn about all things military at Bunk'Art 1.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Tirana trip tool.

Gothenburg, Sweden to Tirana is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, Tirana is somewhat warmer than Gothenburg - with highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Fri) before leaving for Fier.

Things to do in Tirana

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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Fier

— 1 night
Fier is a city and a municipality in Fier County in southwest Albania. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Byllis Archaeological Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Fier travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tirana to Fier takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of car and train. In March, daily temperatures in Fier can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Vlore.

Things to do in Fier

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vlore

— 2 nights
Vlorë is the third largest city and a municipality in Albania. On the 6th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum, Vlore. On the next day, do a tasting at Cobo Winery and then glide through the air with Extreme Illyricum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Vlore trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Fier to Vlore in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March in Vlore, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Elbasan.

Things to do in Vlore

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Elbasan

— 1 night
Elbasan is a city and a municipality in Elbasan County, central Albania. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Shebenik-Jabllanice National Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Elbasan itinerary planning website.

Drive from Vlore to Elbasan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daytime highs in Elbasan are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Shkoder.

Things to do in Elbasan

Parks · Nature
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Shkoder

— 4 nights
Its geographic location has made Shkoder, one of Europe's oldest cities, an important cultural and economic center of the Balkans over the years.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Walking tours and Venice Art Mask Factory. Explore Shkoder's surroundings by going to Valbona Pass (in Bajram Curri) and Patok Lagoon (in Fushe Kuqe). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Marubi National Museum of Photography, explore the historical opulence of Rozafa Castle, get engrossed in the history at Site of Witness and Memory, and admire the landmark architecture of Former Palace of King Nikola I.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Shkoder road trip site.

Getting from Elbasan to Shkoder by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Shkoder can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Durres.

Things to do in Shkoder

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Durres

— 4 nights
Durrës, historically also known as Epidamnos, Durazzo and Dyrrachium, is the largest port and second largest city and a municipality of Albania. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Duka Winery and Vineyard and The Beach Bar. Get out of town with these interesting Durres side-trips: Berat (Gorica Bridge, Berat Castle, &more), Preza Castle (in Fushe Preze) and Laguna e Karavastase (in Divjake). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Durres Archaeological Museum, steep yourself in history at Royal Villa of Durres, admire the landmark architecture of Durres Castle, and head outdoors with Shark WaterSports.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Durres tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Shkoder to Durres in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daytime highs in Durres are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durres

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Albania travel guide

3.9
National Parks · Landmarks · Castles
Land of the Eagles
With its young bustling metropolis, networks of cobblestone pedestrianized streets, coastal beach towns, and cities of ancient ruins, Albania will continuously surprise you. As you reach each new major town and discover how completely different it is from the last, your appreciation will deepen for this tucked-away land steeped in history. Travel, eating, and accommodation here is very inexpensive, freeing you from budget concerns and allowing you to travel in the style that you want. Meanwhile, you may find yourself going days without spotting another tourist. While this means that many things will not be customized for visitors (non-English menus, sparse accommodation, and fewer international transportation options), you'll experience the feel of authentic Albania.